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Inboard/Outboard Mechanics install, troubleshoot, repair and maintain engines, drivetrains and accessories used in the pleasure craft marine industry. Mechanics inspect and test engines and other mechanical components using test devices to diagnose and isolate faults, then adjust, repair or replace mechanical or electrical system parts and components using hand tools and equipment. They may adjust repaired equipment for proper performance, do scheduled maintenance service, and communicate to customers about the work done and the general condition of equipment.
Learn more about Equipment Repair at Discover Trades BC.
The following education is recommended: Grade 10 or equivalent (Grade 12 is preferred), including English 10, Math 10, Science 10.
The Apprenticeship Program comprises Levels 1-to-4 of progressive technical training, with each Level taking 4 weeks (120 hours) to complete. In addition, apprentices are required to accumulate 6,720 hours of work-based training.
Program duration varies depending on how training is delivered, but generally takes 4 years to complete.